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Science. 2005 Jun 24;308(5730):1898-901. Epub 2005 May 19.

Snowfall-driven growth in East Antarctic ice sheet mitigates recent sea-level rise.

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  • 1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA. davisch@missouri.edu

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Satellite radar altimetry measurements indicate that the East Antarctic ice-sheet interior north of 81.6 degrees S increased in mass by 45 +/- 7 billion metric tons per year from 1992 to 2003. Comparisons with contemporaneous meteorological model snowfall estimates suggest that the gain in mass was associated with increased precipitation. A gain of this magnitude is enough to slow sea-level rise by 0.12 +/- 0.02 millimeters per year.

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